Cecilia Johnson

Stories by Cecilia Johnson

Friday Five: Sheila E., Fox & Coyote, and more new Minnesota music videos

Sheila E., “Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America” “You think you can make a difference?” a villain asks Sheila E. in an interrogation room. “You’re just a dame.” In response, she telepathically turns on screens around the room, and soon, she’s leading a parade and her own rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “Funky National Anthem” is…

Friday Five: Lulu’s Playground, Glitteratti, and more new Minnesota music videos

Lulu’s Playground, “Late For A Date” Lulu’s Playground are Adam Meckler (trumpet), Cory Grossman (cello), Steven Hobert (accordion), and Ben Abrahamson (guitar), and they know how to have fun. Recently, the quartet rode a four-person surrey around Como Park while playing “Late For A Date” from Shadow Voices.   Glitteratti, “Ask the Mrs.” A little public dancing never…

Friday Five: Actual Wolf, Lori Barbero on the Longhorn, and more new Minnesota music videos

Actual Wolf, “Baby Please” First Baby Driver, now “Baby Please.” Like the Simon & Garfunkel song, this Actual Wolf single sounds like it could be from the turn of the ’70s, given its gorgeous vocal layers over unhurried electric guitars and tambourine. As the starring heisters prove in this Erik Nelson-directed “road story,” the song also makes…

Friday Five: Greg Grease, Reflectivore, and more new Minnesota music videos

Greg Grease, “Migraine” Greg Grease is an unconventional doctor in “Migraine,” a great wub&B track produced by Psymun, Grease, and his ZULUZULUU bandmate Trelly Mo (who guests in the video). Alan De Leon Taverna directs. Reflectivore, “Ticonderoga” Duluth band Reflectivore will play the Bayfront Festival Park with Cloud Cult on July 22. Before that date, check out their new…